SOL solar powered laptop runs on ubuntu
aug 06, 2013
SOL solar powered laptop runs on ubuntu



SOL solar powered laptop runs on ubuntu

 

 

 

SOL, the solar powered (and also waterproof) laptop by canadian telecommunications company WeWi, was conceived to serve those living in areas off-the-grid, with the aim to enhance education in developing countries (though also useful for outdoor adventurers who find themselves in remote places without access to electricity!). the portable device comes is set to come equipped with all of the creativity and productivity tools you need, and runs on an ubuntu linux operating system. the back of the screen display unfolds and opens up to expose the solar panels which absorb the suns energy to power the notebook. the computer’s architecture has been designed to work so that the battery can run between 8-10 hours on a single charge, which lasts approximately 2 hours. stay tuned for updates!

 

 

 

 


the rugged design allows the laptop to stand up to all types of conditions

 

 


details

 

 


profile of the display screen whose back folds down and opens up to expose the solar panels for charging the device

 

 


SOL – the world’s first fully solar powered laptop

 

 


SOL – solar powered laptop
video courtesy of david snir

 

 

specs:

 

system:
CPU: intel atom d2500 1.86 GHz duo core, intel 945gse + ICH7M
HDD: seagate 2.5” SATA HDD 320GB
RAM: kingston 2-4GB DDRIII SDRAM (options available)
graphics: 1080p HD video, built-in intel GMA3600 graphics
battery operating time: 8 – 10 hours

 

input/output:
display: 13.3″ LCD, WXGA, 1366 x 768
camera: 3MP
audio: realtek ALC661 HD audio, built-in 2 speakers | internal mic + 1/8” input
ports: 3 USB2.0, headphone jack, HDMI, LAN(10/100), card reader (SD/MS/MMC)

 

wireless:
modem: 3G/4G world/multimode LTE
GPS: gpsOne Gen8A
WiFi: MIMO 802.11b/gn (2.4/5GHz)
bluetooth: integrated digital core BT4.0

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